December 1, 2009

Birthstone of the month – Blue Topaz

Topaz is a fluorine aluminium silicate that occurs in many colors, ranging from colorless to shades of orange and yellow, green, pink and blue. Some trace the origin of the name “Topaz” to the Greek word “Topazios” which means “green gemstone”, while others believe it...

November 20, 2009

Blue Jager – are they real?

Image Source: http://www.freestatetourism.org/images/stories/free_state_images/jagers-_diamonds.jpg Most of us have heard mothers and grandmothers speak nostalgically about Blue Jager diamonds; rare, beautiful diamonds with a bluish glow, almost mythical treasures hardly ever seen, but rumoured to be owned by this or that celebrity. Have you wondered what the Blue Jager...

November 11, 2009

The Hope diamond “naked”

Image source: blogs.smithsonianmag.com The Hope Diamond is a large, deep-blue diamond that is housed at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Washington D.C, USA. Hope diamond price is estimated at $200 million. Although several myths are associated with the Hope diamond's origins, including a famous one about...

November 6, 2009

Birthstone of the month – Citrine

A citrine is basically a type of quartz, an abundant earth mineral. Pure quartz is a colourless crystal, although coloured variants are quite common and are often treated as gemstones suitable for jewellery. Of these, quartz ranging in colour from yellow to brown is called...

October 21, 2009

October Birthstone: Pink Tourmaline

Pink Tourmaline the gemstone for October is said give strength and power to the wearer. Tourmaline is the altnernate birthstone for October Borns. Tourmalines are pyroelectric in nature i.e. if the gem is heated it takes on a static electric charge and starts attracting light-weight objects....

October 16, 2009

The 4C’s in detail – Understanding Clarity

Clarity is defined by the presence of inclusions and other internal characteristics within the diamond and blemishes on the surface of the diamond. Most of us in India have heard phrases like "dosham", "daag", etc. when it comes to buying a diamond. All of these...

October 8, 2009

Dazzling Diamond Jewellery for Diwali

Diwali is round the corner and what better way to celebrate the festival of lights than with sparkling diamond jewellery. Infact buying or gifting jewellery during Diwali and Dhanteras has more or less become the norm these days. However shopping during Diwali is also extremely difficult....